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Thursday August 16, 1973

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 16, 1973). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Damian Jackson . In that special week of August people in US were listening to Touch Me In The Morning by Diana Ross. In UK I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am) by Gary Glitter was in the top 5 hits. The Lonely Woman, directed by Francisco Rovira Beleta, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973 while Facing The Lions by Tom Wicker was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Der Bastian. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lunar Lander or TREK73.
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What the sky looked like on 16 August 1973

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Lonely Woman

Directed by: Francisco Rovira Beleta

Starring: Renaud Verley, Gina Lollobrigida, Danielle Darrieux, Concha Velasco

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Westworld

Directed by: Michael Crichton

Starring: Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin, Norman Bartold

Country: United States

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Heavy Traffic

Directed by: Ralph Bakshi

Starring: Joseph Kaufmann, Beverly Hope Atkinson, Frank DeKova, Terri Haven

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White Lightning

Directed by: Joseph Sargent

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Jennifer Billingsley, Ned Beatty, Bo Hopkins

Country: United States

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Battle of the Amazons

Directed by: Alfonso Brescia

Starring: Lincoln Tate, Lucretia Love, Paola Tedesco, Mirta Miller

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Der Bastian

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Love Thy Neighbor

Directed by: Jordi Bachs

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Praise the Lord

Directed by: Cyrus Tarlue

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Why Don't You Just Switch Off Your Television Set and Go and Do Something Less Boring Instead?

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 August 1973 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 16, 1973 - Geocentric view

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Facing The Lions

By: Tom Wicker

Rich Morgan, Washington bureau chief for a major national newspaper, flies south for Senator Hunt Anderson's funeral. In trying to draw together the strands of trust, love, and betrayal that had

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The Summer Before The Dark

By: Doris Lessing

Nobel laureate Doris Lessing's classic novel of the pivotal summer in one woman's life is a brilliant excursion into the terrifying gulf between youth and old age.As

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Curse Of The Kings

By: Victoria Holt

For centuries the tombs of the Pharaos were haunted by a deadly curse. And when two eminent archaeologists have died mysteriously, Judith Osmond was certain that it was the curse at

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Jonathan Livingston Seagull

By: Richard Bach

The new complete edition of a timeless classic that includes the never-before-published Part Four and Last Words by Richard Bach.This is the story for people who follow their hearts and make their own rules…people who get special pleasure out of ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Lunar Lander

Lunar Lander

Platform: DEC GT40 graphics terminal, PDP-11 based

Genre: Retro/Simulation

TREK73

TREK73

Platform: HP Time-Shared BASIC

Genre: Space combat simulation

Lemonade Stand

Lemonade Stand

Genre: Business

Gotcha

Gotcha

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Atari Inc.


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